I had to start another quilt on the treadle. I feel like I am getting the hang of it now. I still am working on the hand quilting of the flannel quilt, but I can only do a few hours a day and my hands and shoulder have had it. I usually do 6+ hours a day so I need to have some quilting to do that doesn’t use the hand quilting muscles and I am having fun with the treadle.
As you may know I have a ton of old quilt tops. Some I bought because they struck me as very interesting but don’t really warrant all the time to hand quilt so they are good candidates for machine quilting .
This one is from the 60’s-70’s I imagine. Synthetic fabrics, mixed with some cotton fabric and the yellow center is actually a small gingham check in rayon/acetate .
I think it is a pretty neat top but it is really off. There isn’t a straight line in it and it will not lay flat ( and what a chore to try pressing it). It is however proving to be fun to quilt.
I am using a rust/redish thread and doing a LOT of quilting.
The back is going to be pretty as well
Here are a few more pictures (click pictures to enlarge)
It is nice to give new things a try and as much as I enjoy hand quilting I have found that I also enjoy machine quilting on my treadle machine. ( I do tend to always prefer low tech)
My hands are rested so back to work on that hand quilting project